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Let's Talk Taxes Session in Yarmouth Postponed

Finance and Treasury Board

February 1, 2015 2:07 PM

FINANCE/TREASURY BOARD--Let's Talk Taxes Session in Yarmouth Postponed
The public consultation session on the tax and regulatory review report for Monday, Feb. 2, in Yarmouth has been postponed because of the expected storm. The public will be notified when it has been rescheduled.

Bursary Supports Gaelic Language Learning for Nova Scotians

Communities, Culture and Heritage

January 30, 2015 1:57 PM

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--Bursary Supports Gaelic Language Learning for Nova Scotians
Nova Scotians are getting the opportunity to further their study of Gaelic language and culture in Scotland.

Weekly Traffic Advisories

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

January 30, 2015 1:32 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Weekly Traffic Advisories
CONTINUING WORK ---

Lunenburg County Culvert Repairs

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

January 30, 2015 12:21 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Lunenburg County Culvert Repairs
Work is underway to restore a key piece of infrastructure for Lunenburg County residents.

Families Celebrate Literacy

Labour and Advanced Education

January 30, 2015 11:54 AM

LABOUR/ADVANCED EDUCATION--Families Celebrate Literacy
Nova Scotia families working to improve their literacy skills are being celebrated at a Family Literacy Day event.

Community Forest Pilot Project Begins

Natural Resources

January 30, 2015 11:26 AM

NATURAL RESOURCES--Community Forest Pilot Project Begins
Government signed an agreement today, Jan. 30, with Medway Community Forest Co-operative Ltd. to begin managing a community forest in Annapolis County, the first one in Eastern Canada.

New Industrial Approval Issued To Northern Pulp

Environment

January 30, 2015 10:43 AM

ENVIRONMENT--New Industrial Approval Issued To Northern Pulp
The Department of Environment has issued a new industrial approval to Northern Pulp in Pictou County. The approval or operating licence replaces the existing one which expired today, Jan 30.

Province Keeps Seniors' Pharmacare Affordable

Health and Wellness

January 30, 2015 9:09 AM

HEALTH/WELLNESS--Province Keeps Seniors' Pharmacare Affordable
Government will maintain the annual maximum premiums and co-payments for the Seniors' Pharmacare Program in 2015-16. Seniors currently pay a maximum premium of $424 and a maximum co-payment of $382, these rates haven't changed since 2007. About half of all seniors in the program do not pay a premium at all.

Nova Scotia Painting to Hang in Canada's High Commission in London

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

January 30, 2015 8:43 AM

ART GALLERY OF N.S.--Nova Scotia Painting to Hang in Canada's High Commission in London
Nova Scotians visiting the Canadian High Commission in London might get a glimpse of home and a piece of their art collection after a recent loan from the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Le plan d'action de la ministre modernisera et améliorera le système scolaire

Education and Early Childhood Development

January 29, 2015 1:34 PM

ÉDUCATION/DÉVELOPPEMENT DE LA PETITE ENFANCE--Le plan d'action de la ministre modernisera et améliorera le système scolaire
Une plus grande importance sera accordée aux mathématiques et à la littératie dès les premières années scolaires : voilà une des initiatives que les parents et les élèves pourront observer dès septembre prochain dans le cadre d'un nouveau plan d’action quinquennal en matière d'éducation.

Minister's Action Plan to Modernize and Improve Education System

Education and Early Childhood Development

January 29, 2015 1:30 PM

EDUCATION/EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT--Minister's Action Plan to Modernize and Improve Education System
A stronger emphasis on math and literacy in the early grades is one of the initiatives parents and students will see next September from a new five-year education action plan.

2014 Tourism Season Numbers Released

Economic and Rural Development and Tourism

January 29, 2015 11:04 AM

ECONOMIC/RURAL DEVELOPMENT/TOURISM--2014 Tourism Season Numbers Released
According to numbers released today, Jan. 29, Nova Scotia's 2014 peak tourism season saw a five per cent increase in accommodation revenues, the largest increase in room nights sold in one year since 2002.

Bluenose II Project Oversight Transferred

Premier's Office

January 28, 2015 2:09 PM

PREMIER'S OFFICE--Bluenose II Project Oversight Transferred
The Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal will oversee completion of the Bluenose II project, Premier Stephen McNeil announced today, Jan. 28.

African Heritage Month 2015 Launches

Communities, Culture and Heritage

January 28, 2015 11:25 AM

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--African Heritage Month 2015 Launches
Lt.-Gov. J.J. Grant and Communities, Culture and Heritage Minister Tony Ince joined people from communities across the province at Government House today, Jan. 28, to launch African Heritage Month 2015 in Nova Scotia.

Minimum Wage Increasing April 1

Labour and Advanced Education

January 28, 2015 11:07 AM

LABOUR AND ADVANCED EDUCATION--Minimum Wage Increasing April 1
Nova Scotia's minimum wage is increasing to keep pace with the cost of living.

Le vérificateur général présente un rapport sur le projet de restauration du Bluenose II

Auditor General

January 28, 2015 8:34 AM

VÉRIFICATEUR GÉNÉRAL--Le vérificateur général présente un rapport sur le projet de restauration du Bluenose II
Dans son rapport spécial sur l'audit du projet de restauration du Bluenose II, publié aujourd'hui, le 28 janvier, le vérificateur général, Michael Pickup, a déclaré qu'une mauvaise planification, une gestion de projet inadéquate et une surveillance insuffisante par le gouvernement, et notamment par le ministère des Communautés, de la Culture et du Patrimoine, ont fait augmenter les coûts et contribué à en retarder l'achèvement.

Auditor General Reports on Bluenose II Restoration Project

Auditor General

January 28, 2015 8:31 AM

AUDITOR GENERAL--Auditor General Reports on Bluenose II Restoration Project
In his special report on the audit of the Bluenose II restoration project, released today, Jan. 28, Auditor General Michael Pickup said poor planning, inadequate project management, and weak oversight by government, and in particular the Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage, increased costs and contributed to delays in completion.

Highway 104 Open to All Traffic

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

January 27, 2015 4:37 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Highway 104 Open to All Traffic
Highway 104 has reopened to all traffic.

Highway 104 Closure, New Brunswick Border to Truro

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

January 27, 2015 1:18 PM

TRANSPORTATION/INFRASTRUCTURE RENEWAL--Highway 104 Closure, New Brunswick Border to Truro
Highway 104 is closed to traffic between the New Brunswick border and Truro, due to whiteout storm conditions.

Dinosaurs Unearthed Opens at Museum of Natural History

Communities, Culture and Heritage

January 27, 2015 12:42 PM

COMMUNITIES, CULTURE AND HERITAGE--Dinosaurs Unearthed Opens at Museum of Natural History
Dinosaurs Unearthed, a new exhibit at the Museum of Natural History in Halifax, features larger-than-life, moving dinosaur models known as animatronics.

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